The ROV Manual
Thursday, December 05, 2013

Robert L. Wernli (First Centurion Enterprises) and Robert D. Christ (SeaTrepid International) announced the release of The ROV Manual, Second Edition, which provides a complete training and reference guide to the use of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) for surveying, inspection and research purposes. The authors are well-known experts in the field and were supported by input from a broad network of industry specialists.

This new edition has been thoroughly revised and substantially expanded, with nine new chapters, increased coverage of mid-sized ROVs, and extensive information on subsystems and enabling technologies. Useful tips are included throughout to guide users in gaining the maximum benefit from ROV technology in deep water applications.

Intended for marine and offshore engineers and technicians using ROVs, The ROV Manual, Second Edition is also suitable for use by ROV designers and project managers in client companies making use of ROV technology.

  • A complete user guide to ROV technology and underwater deployment for industrial, commercial, scientific, and recreational tasks.
  • Substantially expanded, with nearly 700 pages that include nine new chapters and a new five-part structure separating information on the industry, the vehicle, payload sensors, and other aspects.
  • Packed with hard-won insights and advice to help you achieve mission results quickly and efficiently.

The ROV Manual, Second Edition is available on line in both print and e-book versions.

About the authors:
Robert Wernli, Sr. is President of First Centurion Enterprises. He is an engineering consultant with 40 years experience in the field of ROVs and undersea technology. In addition to his technical publications, he is an award-winning author in fiction where he is continuing his work on a series of underwater techno-thrillers.

Robert D. “Bob” Christ is President of SeaTrepid International, LLC, a full-service subsea robotics company operating a fleet of over 35 ROVs worldwide. Mr. Christ began his ROV career with Oceaneering then continued on as a co-founder of VideoRay (a leading OCROV manufacturer) and has continued his career as the founder of SeaTrepid. He has dual BS degrees from Louisiana Tech University and lives in heart of the US Offshore Oil & Gas industry in Southeastern Louisiana.

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